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South Africa launches hate crime unit with Nigeria

Early warning' system established between two countries after spate of xenophobic attacks on migrants in South Africa.

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Death toll soars to 82 in Addis Ababa rubbish landslide

Scuffles break out in Ethiopia as bereaved families accuse rescue workers of delays after rubbish collapse kills scores.

Addis Ababa

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Two United Nations workers kidnapped in DRC

Unidentified 'negative forces' took UN observers hostage along with four DRC nationals in Kasai region.

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Large explosion hits Somali capital Mogadishu

At least six people killed by bomb-laden vehicle in Mogadishu, according to police and medical services.

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Aid groups criticise South Sudan for $10,000 visa fees

Government is trying to profit from humanitarian crisis by imposing huge fees on foreign workers, aid agencies say.

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Addis Ababa: Garbage landslide kills at least 30

Dozens missing after huge landslide at decades-old landfill site near the capital buries squatters' makeshift homes.

Addis Ababa

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Cyclone Enawo death toll rises to 38, displaces 53,000

Powerful storm causes 'enormous' damage in Madagascar, killing dozens and forcing tens of thousands from their homes.

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Famine 'largest humanitarian crisis in history of UN'

UN humanitarian chief says 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria face starvation and famine.

food assistance

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UN proposes steps to curb sex abuse by peacekeepers

New measures to put victims' rights and dignity first as well as end abusers' impunity, says UN chief.

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Muhammadu Buhari returns home from London medical leave

Buhari, who deepened worries on his health by extending his leave, will not return to duties right away, says adviser.

Muhammadu Buhari

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